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Metal Replacement


Plastics have over-taken metals in many different industries with the superior quality and ease of processing. Metals are being replaced frequently for weight reduction and inducing desired properties.

Durable plastics consume less energy during the production process and are cost-effective as well as tunable. Automotive and aircraft industries are innovating with plastics to replace heavy metals.

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Dec 16, 2016 | Article

2016 Highlights: Plastics Innovations & Trends that Stood Out!

By Sreeparna Das

2016 is almost over… and it’s time to look back at how the year was for the plastics industry. Overall, we saw some key trends emerging such as 3D printing, industry 4.0, automotive...

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Nov 2, 2016 | Article

K 2016 Review: Futuristic Automotive Solutions

By Sreeparna Das

When you have an event as big as the K 2016, there is a lot to cover. 3,285 exhibitors spread over 17 halls made it a force to reckon with! This year we saw a lot of focus on energy, material and...

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Apr 4, 2016 | Article

Tracking Thermoplastic Composites Trends with A. Schulman

By SpecialChem

Thermoplastic composites address needs in a multitude of key markets such as automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, and electrical. We caught up with Frank Roederer, Senior Vice President and General...

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Mar 18, 2016 | Article

Hot Plastics for Cool LED: 18 Unmissable Polymer Solutions

By Sreeparna Das

The use of Plastics in LED offers several benefits like Cost savings, Design flexibility, Weight reduction, Part consolidation and Greener manufacturing. Few important figures related to the LED...

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Mar 4, 2016 | Article

Medical: 5 Inspiring Metal Replacement Cases

By Donald Rosato

Plastics are highly successful in replacing metal in medical applications. They offer improved performance in tandem with lower systems cost. The global medical plastics market will reach a value...

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Oct 30, 2015 | Article

Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Driving the Future of Automotive

By Alan Dubin

The major energy sources used for internal combustion engines, since their inception in the late 19th century, have been gasoline and diesel fuel, with occasional use of electricity depending on the...

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May 5, 2015 | Article

Innovative Electrical and Electronic Breakthrough Technologies

By Donald Rosato

The E&E market ranks as the 3rd largest plastics end use market, only exceeded in volume size by packaging and building and construction, yet the E&E sector uniquely crosses over all of the twenty...

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Mar 4, 2014 | Article

Thermoplastic Composites Keep Up with Success

Thermoplastic Composites keep up with strong market penetration, thanks to lightweight performances when compared to Metal and thanks to reduced manufacturing costs when compared to Thermosets. The...

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Jan 20, 2014 | Article

K2013 Review: Our Selection of Breakthrough Materials and Designs

By Thibaud Deleger

Once again the Kunststoffe International Exhibition, which took place in Düsseldorf, Germany, was an undisputed success for the Plastics & Rubber Industry. With 218,000 trade visitors the famous K...

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Nov 6, 2013 | Article

CAFE 2025: Automakers' Challenge, Plastics Opportunity

By Michel Biron

The NHTSA has recently set standards to increase the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) levels rapidly over the next several years. Fuel consumption comes from the energy needed for: The motion...

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